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Hundreds came out for the second Walk for the Children in Penticton. The journey of 6,000 steps from the Peach to the residential school survivor memorial on the Penticton Indian Band represents the 6,000 children whose bodies were discovered in unmarked graves at residential schools in 2021. (Logan Lockhart - Western News)

VIDEO: Hundreds come out to Walk for the Children in Penticton

“We’re honouring the residential school survivors and those who didn’t make it home”: Penticton Chief

Hundreds came out for the second Walk for the Children in Penticton. The journey of 6,000 steps from the Peach to the residential school survivor memorial on the Penticton Indian Band represents the 6,000 children whose bodies were discovered in unmarked graves at residential schools in 2021. (Logan Lockhart - Western News)
Bats will be on display at Vernon’s Allan Brooks Nature Centre from Oct. 1-29. (J. Saremba photo)

Bat exhibit swooping into North Okanagan nature centre

Bats: Out of the Darkness exhibit will be at the Allan Brooks Nature Centre throughout October

Bats will be on display at Vernon’s Allan Brooks Nature Centre from Oct. 1-29. (J. Saremba photo)
(Photo - Kelowna Beer Week/Facebook)

Oktoberfest, takeover nights and more highlight Kelowna Beer Week

Kelowna Beer Week is happening over 11 days from Sept. 23 to Oct. 8

(Photo - Kelowna Beer Week/Facebook)
Cole Derry started his second round of dialysis April 4, 2022. (Cole’s Kidney Journey Facebook photo)

Lumby man’s kidney journey moves forward

Cole Derry has made it home after successful kidney removal surgery in Vancouver

Cole Derry started his second round of dialysis April 4, 2022. (Cole’s Kidney Journey Facebook photo)
Volunteers are creating bouquets of freshly cut flowers from LocoLanding gardens on Tuesday. The 150 bouquets were delivered to students and staff Out’ma School on Penticton Indian Band land. (Monique Tamminga Western News)

Video: Penticton’s LocoLanding ends season by making fresh flower bouquets for students

Volunteers spent day making bouquets that were delivered to Out’ma School

Volunteers are creating bouquets of freshly cut flowers from LocoLanding gardens on Tuesday. The 150 bouquets were delivered to students and staff Out’ma School on Penticton Indian Band land. (Monique Tamminga Western News)
Thought to be Sam Kee, circa 1909 - 1914. <em>Image courtesy the Denis Marshall Collection in the archives at R.J. Haney Heritage Village & Museum. </em>

Historical whodunit: Tale of foul play part of Salmon Arm cemetery tour

Tour planned for old section of Mt. Ida Cemetery

  • Sep 21, 2022
Thought to be Sam Kee, circa 1909 - 1914. <em>Image courtesy the Denis Marshall Collection in the archives at R.J. Haney Heritage Village & Museum. </em>
Lise Maurier (left) and friend were applauded for their bravery after rappelling down the side of the 18-storey Landmark office building in Kelowna in support of Easter Seals on Sept. 20, 2022 (Brittany Webster - Capital News)

Superheroes of all forms; Easter Seals Drop Zone on now in Kelowna

All funds raised support the Easter Seals House and Camps

  • Sep 20, 2022
Lise Maurier (left) and friend were applauded for their bravery after rappelling down the side of the 18-storey Landmark office building in Kelowna in support of Easter Seals on Sept. 20, 2022 (Brittany Webster - Capital News)
John Rusch from Applewood Heating (second from left) brought along Lennox Industries regional manager Mike Janzen of Kelowna (fourth from left) and a crew to Lumby Monday, Sept. 19, to install a new furnace at the Lumby Food Bank. Food bank volunteer Bob Wilkinson (third from left) smiles his approval. (Roger Knox - Morning Star)

Lumby Food Bank heats up with new furnace donation

Vernon’s Applewood Heating and Lennox Industries show and feel the love for food bank volunteers

John Rusch from Applewood Heating (second from left) brought along Lennox Industries regional manager Mike Janzen of Kelowna (fourth from left) and a crew to Lumby Monday, Sept. 19, to install a new furnace at the Lumby Food Bank. Food bank volunteer Bob Wilkinson (third from left) smiles his approval. (Roger Knox - Morning Star)
Cops for Kids concluded their 2022 ride with closing remarks in the parking lot of Kelowna’s Ramada Hotel on Sept. 18 (Brittany Webster - Capital News)

Cops for Kids rolls into Kelowna to finish the ride

Over $375,000 was raised in the 2022 ride

  • Sep 18, 2022
Cops for Kids concluded their 2022 ride with closing remarks in the parking lot of Kelowna’s Ramada Hotel on Sept. 18 (Brittany Webster - Capital News)
The Friends of the Summerland Ornamental Gardens will hold their fall plant sale on Saturday, Sept. 17. (Contributed)

Fall plant sale in Summerland scheduled for Sept. 17

Perennials and grasses will be available at fall sale

The Friends of the Summerland Ornamental Gardens will hold their fall plant sale on Saturday, Sept. 17. (Contributed)
A 60th Pen-Hi class reunion on Sept. 2, 2022, at Penticton Golf and Country Club. Back row, left to right: Terry MacDermott, Lanny Nevison, Les Stickney, Sandy Budgen, Ken Donald, Wayne Nevens, Randy Enns, Bob Offer, Bernie McCallum, Gunther Klaus. Middle row, left to right: Dale (Hammy) Hamilton, Leigh Parker, John Affleck, Claire Morris (Carmi teacher), Carol Stewart, Gordon Vador, Tom Turner, Dick McCarthy, Wendy Matthews (Grove), Win Cornock (Wright), Steve Dane, Rick Hill, Bob Symonds, Dave Duncan, Bill Findlay. Front row, left to right: Dick McConnachie, Brenda Parker (McConnachie), Jean Henderson (Bilozir), Sylvia Seddon (Schnurr), Lynda Malkinson (Pickrell), Mike McAstocker, Bonnie Biollo (Ellett), Glo Gordon (Muir), Elva Tweter (McArthur), Betty Ann Merrick (Allercott), John Wall, Judy Kloster (Brant), Nora Pruesse (Jukes), Margo Nyman (Cormier).

Remember when? Penticton Secondary grads reunite after 60 years

Classmates from as far away as Utah came together to laugh, dance and reminisce

A 60th Pen-Hi class reunion on Sept. 2, 2022, at Penticton Golf and Country Club. Back row, left to right: Terry MacDermott, Lanny Nevison, Les Stickney, Sandy Budgen, Ken Donald, Wayne Nevens, Randy Enns, Bob Offer, Bernie McCallum, Gunther Klaus. Middle row, left to right: Dale (Hammy) Hamilton, Leigh Parker, John Affleck, Claire Morris (Carmi teacher), Carol Stewart, Gordon Vador, Tom Turner, Dick McCarthy, Wendy Matthews (Grove), Win Cornock (Wright), Steve Dane, Rick Hill, Bob Symonds, Dave Duncan, Bill Findlay. Front row, left to right: Dick McConnachie, Brenda Parker (McConnachie), Jean Henderson (Bilozir), Sylvia Seddon (Schnurr), Lynda Malkinson (Pickrell), Mike McAstocker, Bonnie Biollo (Ellett), Glo Gordon (Muir), Elva Tweter (McArthur), Betty Ann Merrick (Allercott), John Wall, Judy Kloster (Brant), Nora Pruesse (Jukes), Margo Nyman (Cormier).
The area in front of the Summerland Museum and the George Ryga Arts and Cultural Centre was bustling as people attended the Summerland Fall Fair on Sept. 10. (John Arendt - Summerland Review)

PHOTOS: Summerland Fall Fair held at outdoor venue

One-day agricultural celebration was held on Sept. 10

The area in front of the Summerland Museum and the George Ryga Arts and Cultural Centre was bustling as people attended the Summerland Fall Fair on Sept. 10. (John Arendt - Summerland Review)
All aboard the Agur Lake Charity Train on Saturday where the conductor takes a break at the Trout Creek trestle. (Monique Tamminga Western News)

Photos: All aboard the Summerland Agur Lake Camp charity train

Kettle Valley Steam Train teamed up with volunteers to provide the fun train ride

All aboard the Agur Lake Charity Train on Saturday where the conductor takes a break at the Trout Creek trestle. (Monique Tamminga Western News)
Oliver Harrison watches his throw as he competes with Grayson Sanders in the kids’ Ring of Fire competition on Saturday, Sept. 10 at Keremeos new disc golf course. (Brennan Phillips - Review)

Dozens take a toss at Keremeos’ new disc golf course

From age four to 93, all ages were represented at Pine Park

Oliver Harrison watches his throw as he competes with Grayson Sanders in the kids’ Ring of Fire competition on Saturday, Sept. 10 at Keremeos new disc golf course. (Brennan Phillips - Review)
Do you know where the Granny Smith apple originated? (Pixabay.com)

QUIZ: How much do you know about grandparents?

The second Sunday of September is National Grandparents Day in Canada

Do you know where the Granny Smith apple originated? (Pixabay.com)
Representatives from Penticton breweries, sponsors and local charities gathered on Friday afternoon, Sept. 9, at Cannery Brewing in anticipation of the start of Penticton Beer Week on Oct. 14. (Logan Lockhart- Western News)

Countdown begins for 4th annual Penticton Beer Week

The newly-crafted drink will be launched Oct. 14, thanks to the efforts of all eight local breweries

Representatives from Penticton breweries, sponsors and local charities gathered on Friday afternoon, Sept. 9, at Cannery Brewing in anticipation of the start of Penticton Beer Week on Oct. 14. (Logan Lockhart- Western News)
There are more than 160 hanging baskets in downtown Penticton with the majority of them on Main Street as seen here by Gyro Park. (Monique Tamminga Western News)

Photos: Stop and smell the flowers: Downtown Penticton bursting with blooms

There are 160 hanging flower baskets in the downtown and along Lakeshore

There are more than 160 hanging baskets in downtown Penticton with the majority of them on Main Street as seen here by Gyro Park. (Monique Tamminga Western News)
Enjoying a cider on the Summerland Heritage Cider Company’s patio in preparation for the upcoming 100 Men Who Care event on Sept.13. (Contributed)

Summerland cidery to host 100 Men Who Care event

Fundraiser will be at Summerland Heritage Cider Company on Sept. 13

Enjoying a cider on the Summerland Heritage Cider Company’s patio in preparation for the upcoming 100 Men Who Care event on Sept.13. (Contributed)
In 2009, Hon. Brigid Shaughnessy officially opened the Summerland Fall Fair. She is the great-granddaughter of Sir Thomas Shaughnessy, who created the original Summerland Fall Fair in 1909. (Contributed)

Summerland Fall Fair has long heritage

Agricultural celebration began in 1909

In 2009, Hon. Brigid Shaughnessy officially opened the Summerland Fall Fair. She is the great-granddaughter of Sir Thomas Shaughnessy, who created the original Summerland Fall Fair in 1909. (Contributed)
Penticton Fountain Tire owner Chuck Thompson hands over a cheque for nearly $4,000 to Starfish backpack program chair Tracy Van Raes. Fountain Tire has been offering flat tire repairs by donation with funds going to local charities. (Contributed)
Penticton Fountain Tire owner Chuck Thompson hands over a cheque for nearly $4,000 to Starfish backpack program chair Tracy Van Raes. Fountain Tire has been offering flat tire repairs by donation with funds going to local charities. (Contributed)